Finn Balor has replaced Braun Strowman in the Universal Title match at Royal Rumble and not everyone is entirely happy about it.
Raw took a couple of unexpected turns this week which made it a more entertaining show than usual. The biggest of those turns came in the form of WWE's plans for Royal Rumble's Universal Title match. Ever since TLC, the plan has been for Braun Strowman to battle Brock Lesnar for the championship. That is no longer the case.
To kick off Raw, Strowman chased Baron Corbin in a segment that ended with the former ripping a door off of Vince McMahon's limousine. Bad move. The Monster was punished by being fined $100,000 and had his title shot taken away. By the end of the night, Strowman had been replaced by Finn Balor. The Irishman did that by beating John Cena, Drew McIntyre, and Corbin in Raw's main event.
Earlier in the evening, Mr. McMahon suggested that Balor has no place opposite Lesnar due to his smaller stature. Clearly, the boss was just playing up to fans who think he has that belief. However, former WWE Champion Billy Graham really does. After hearing that Strowman had been replaced by Balor earlier this week, the Hall Of Famer took to Facebook in order to voice his displeasure about the change.
"Does anyone in their right mind really believe Finn will have a chance in Hell of beating Lesnar ? I would want my money back immediately," Graham wrote. He also wrote about Dave Meltzer's claim that Balor versus Lesnar was always the match WWE had in mind. "They have to work a gimmick that is a new one for me by advertising a wrestler the fans think had a chance to beat Lesnar to sell tickets."
The kicker when it comes to Graham's rant, which you can read above in full, is that he admits he didn't even watch this week's Raw. If he had, perhaps he would have been as excited as most fans were when Balor overcame tremendous odds to clinch his spot against Lesnar. We're also assuming that Graham didn't watch Lesnar's Survivor Series match against Daniel Bryan. Two great wrestlers don't need to be the same size to put on a good match.